The Parisian Bitch, Princess of Hearts
Call My Agent!
Camille Cottin (French: [kamij kɔtɛ̃]; born 1 December 1978) is a French actress and comedian. Following her debut as a stage actress, she became known in 2013 for playing a capricious Parisian woman in the Canal+ hidden camera-sketches series Connasse (2013–2015), as well as in the theatrical film based on the series The Parisian Bitch, Princess of Hearts (2015), which brought her significant mainstream success in France.
Cottin's international recognition grew with the role of Andréa Martel in the France 2 drama series Call My Agent! (2015–present). She subsequently had leading roles in films such as Baby Bumps (2017), Dumped (2018), Photo de famille (2018), The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019) and The Dazzled (2019). She made her English-language debut in Robert Zemeckis's thriller film Allied (2016), followed by the BBC America drama series Killing Eve (2020). In 2021, she starred opposite Matt Damon in Stillwater and in Ridley Scott's biographical crime film House of Gucci.
Life and career
Camille Cottin was born in Paris, but spent her teenage years in London before returning to France, where she became a high school English teacher. At the same time, she took classes at a theatre and dramatic art school and then with the company "Théâtre du Voyageur". She played small roles in many films and television series. In 2009, she joined the "Troupe à Palmade". She appeared the same year in an advertisement for a Japanese telephone, directed by Wes Anderson with Brad Pitt, with music by Serge Gainsbourg with the song "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" sung by France Gall.
In 2013, she played the main role in Connasse on Canal+ produced by Silex Films, a series consisting of sketches in candid camera of less than two minutes each. Written by Noémie Saglio and Éloïse Lang, the episodes were broadcast on Le Grand Journal and became available on DVD from 4 March 2014. She later appeared in the film based on the series titled The Parisian Bitch, Princess of Hearts, released in 2015.
In 2015, Cottin played the lead role of agent Andréa Martel in Call My Agent!, a television series which has run for four seasons (a fifth season and a movie are in the pipeline) that was first broadcast on France 2 and which later enjoyed wide international distribution on Netflix; Cottin won a Best Actress ACS Award for her role. In 2016, Cottin appeared in Allied, In the Shadow of Iris and The Fabulous Patars.
Camille Cottin is the daughter of the artist Gilles Cottin. She married an architect in 2005 and they have two children: a son born in 2009 and a daughter born in August 2015. Her great-great-grandfather was historian Paul Cottin, former director of Bibliotheque de l'Arsenal.
|Denotes productions that have not yet been released|
|2001||Yamakasi||N/A||Background actress, uncredited|
|2006||Odile...||A woman||Short film|
|2009||Le problème avec Tom||Anne|
|2011||Bernard & Fils, suicideurs à domicile||Pénélope|
|Il était une fois, une fois||Juliette's mother|
|2012||Mon troquet||N/A||Short film|
|2015||Toute première fois||Clémence|
|Connasse, Princesse des cœurs||Camilla, la "Connasse"|
|2016||Iris||Chief Nathalie Vasseur|
|Cigarettes et Chocolat chaud||Séverine Grellot|
|Allied||Monique||English-language film debut|
|Ballerina||Félicie Le Bras (voice)||Original dubbing|
|2017||Telle mère, telle fille||Avril|
|Photo de famille||Elsa|
|Les Fauves||Detective Camus|
|Le Mystère Henri Pick||Joséphine Pick|
|Chambre 212||Irène Haffner at 40 years old|
|Deux moi||Mélanie's psychologist|
|Les Éblouis||Christine Lourmel|
|2020||Petit Vampire||Madame Pandora (voice)||Original dubbing|
|Soul||22 (voice)||French dubbing|
|2021||22 vs. Earth||Short film, French dubbing|
|House of Gucci||Paola Franchi|
|2002||Hep taxi||A customer||Episode: "On s'appelle!"|
|2003||Domisiladoré||A woman||1 episode|
|2005||Tango Overlord||Young French woman||Short television film|
|2006||Femmes de loi||Maniac Victim||Episode: "Promotion mortelle"|
|PJ||Annabelle||Episode: "Parole malheureuse"|
|2007||La Commune||Albane Devlay||Episode: "Compassion"|
|2008||PJ||Mina Ferlet||Episode: "Effets sonores"|
|2010||Fracture||Slimane's neighbor||Television film|
|2011–2013||Scènes de ménages||Camille||6 episodes|
|2012||Mange||The psychologist||Television film|
|Le Jour où tout a basculé||Annick||Episode: "Mon patron veut briser mon couple"|
|Lucie||Episode: "Ma femme me trompe avec mon meilleur ami"|
|2013||Pep's||Marina Trufaine||Main role (season 1)|
|2013–2015||Connasse||La "Connasse"||Main role|
|2013||Vaugand||A woman||Episode: "La Place du Mort"|
|Ma Meuf||Sophie||Main role|
|2015–present||Dix pour cent||Andréa Martel|
|2017||Calls||Gabriel's mother (voice)||Episode: "2027 – Sources multiples (Servon / France)"|
|2020||Killing Eve||Hélène||Main role (season 3) ; English-language television debut|
Awards and nominations
|2016||César Awards||Most Promising Actress||Connasse, Princesse des cœurs||Nominated|
|L'Association des Critiques de Séries||Best Actress||Dix pour cent||Won|
|2017||L'Association des Critiques de Séries||Best Actress||Dix pour cent||Won|
|2018||Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival||Best Acting||Larguées||Won|
|2019||Globes de Cristal Awards||Best Television Drama Actress||Dix pour cent||Won|
|Globes de Cristal Awards||Best Comedy Actress||Larguées||Nominated|
|2020||Globes de Cristal Awards||Best Comedy Actress||Le Mystère Henri Pick||Nominated|
- Olivier Dumons (15 November 2013). "Camille Cottin, les mots pour déplaire". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- Carole Boinet (8 March 2014). "Camille Cottin: La Connasse est comme une enfant". Les Inrockuptibles (in French). Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- Sonia Ouadhi (2 March 2014). "Camille Cottin, une sacrée Connasse" (in French). Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- "Un rencard avec la connasse de Canal". GQ Magazine (in French). 23 October 2013.
- "Sa fille s'appelle Anna – Camille Cottin maman pour la deuxième fois". Paris Match. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
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